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Welcome to Puyallup Cohousing and Ecovillage
Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space to foster a strong sense of connection and community by design. The Cohousing model originated in Denmark in the late 1960s and migrated to North America about 30 years later. Each attached or single-family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Households have independent incomes and private lives, but neighbors collaboratively plan and manage community activities and shared spaces. The legal structure is typically a homeowner association or housing cooperative. The Cohousing community design model facilitates interaction among neighbors and thereby provides social, practical, economic, and environmental benefits.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope this site gives you information about cohousing, the community we’re creating, the land we’re developing, the land we’re preserving, Puyallup and the surrounding area, ongoing events and projects on the property, how to learn more about us, and how to join this group. This website, like our group, is under construction. Look for us to be adding sections to the website concerning things like: a calendar of events; our plans for membership; and a section for a blog or newsletter about our progress. We appreciate your interest and welcome the opportunity to tell you more.
Come join our forming group to create a cohousing community on a 17 acre farm in Puyallup, Washington with 10.75 acres zoned for residential development. Start exploring our website by viewing this short movie and think about what could be…
Will you journey with us to create an affordable cohousing community to serve as stewards to some of the finest farmland on the planet?
On this website, we have tried to include information to help you decide if you would like to be involved in Puyallup Cohousing. No secret: It’s going to be a lot of hard work! And huge rewards if we can pull it off! People have been drawn to cohousing for a variety of reasons. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind as you wander through the site. Which of these appeal to you?
The balance of Privacy/Community is too heavily skewed toward “privacy” in the way you live now, with family or close friends far away.
Maybe it would be nice to have a neighborhood designed in such a way that you could watch out for and take care of your friends and neighbors.
As an elder, maybe you are concerned about being a burden for your distant family.
As a young parent, perhaps you could use a little more support from a community in raising your children.
Or you just might want to share more things and live a little more lightly on the planet.
Maybe you are just tired of the maintenance that comes with a large single family house.
Sharing can be considerably less expensive, so there are lots of financial considerations.
Perhaps you yearn for the safety and security of a tight-knit neighborhood where there is no need to lock your doors.
An active social life might just lead to better health and even longer, more productive lives.
Perhaps your interest in permaculture could be served by acting as a steward for some of the finest farmland on the planet.